The King County Lodging Tax has raised $180 million this past year, and that money should go to urgently-needed affordable housing, rather than stadium maintenance. Our communities need relief from sky-high home prices and rising rents.
A week ago on August 7, Washington state held its 2018 midterm primary election. Federal, state, and local representatives were on the ballot, including for U.S. Senator and each of the 10 U.S. House of Representative seats.
When collecting and presenting stories of people experiencing homelessness, it is important to follow these guidelines and best practices to ensure that your organization's storytelling is ethical, accommodating, and representative of the community you serve.
Rapid Rehousing is a housing-first model of moving people experiencing homelessness into a home, and has become a linchpin in Seattle's strategy to end homelessness. While these programs are effective for some, they do not and can not work for everyone.
A new law passed in the Washington State Legislature this year has made it easier to build affordable housing on publicly-owned surplus land, including on top of light rail stations, where it will do the most good for our housing, climate, and traffic crises.